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Happy March! I'm really hoping this means the wintry weather will start to disappear and make way for Spring! I'm excited to say that it's now March and I'm having a baby in May. It sounds so close!

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Happy Belated birthday to Calvin!
Katie - GL with the job.

I'm hanging in there. I've been doing a little better the last couple of days. I've been taking the zofran every 6 hours during the day and then the unisom at night. So, the nausea might finally be under control, thank goodness. There's still the exhaustion and the aversion to all foods. ugh. I hate being hungry but not finding anything appetizing.

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I had a nice long reply yesterday with personals and pg.org totally ate it.

BAH! Let's see what I can recall....

Amanda - hope the family is all ok and I loved the pics of Dana on FB she's looking like such a grown up

Mary - loved the pics of the boys so cute! I can't believe in 10 weeks plus or minus you'll have a 3rd little boy!

Virginia - hope you're feeling better!

Jen - hope Sam is eating for you!

Hi everyone else!

I had this epiphany last night....if we moved and had a third baby I could have it in a birth center b/c there would be multiple to choose from in Washington. I told DH it was a definite mark to the positive for moving LOL He just rolled his eyes but really I've done 2 natural births I'd love to do one with a midwife in a birthing center we just don't have one anywhere near here. We also decided to take care of a bunch of little house things that we'd need to get done to move - some spackle/painting etc I mean we need to do it regardless so why not? I've broken the news that I made it to an on site interview to my mom she is actually pretty excited/supportive. Not that she'd want us XC but she also wants us happy so we'll see! It still seems like a fairly big long shot!

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Katie - wow how exciting about the job!

Mary - you are so dang close! I swear you just got pregnant. Ashley too!

Jen - I hope Sam is eating better now... I wonder why he decided he didn't like bottles anymore.

Amanda - I hope everyone is okay. No clue on the Booster since I haven't had to use one yet.

AFM - Benjamin and I had our 8 week checkup yesterday (almost two weeks late, though). All is well. Poor guy had to get three shots and was absolutely miserable yesterday! He finally settled at night, though. He has such skinny legs, so I'm sure those shots hurts like hell! Not much else going on. The house is a disaster, so I'm hoping to tackle some cleaning while DH is here... We'll see if Ben allows it!

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Lauren - Booo for shots!! Calvin has his 2-year checkup on Monday, so I'm sure he'll get some more. I've had to miss the last few checkups for him, which I hate. They just NEVER work out with my work schedule, and if I try to reschedule, they can't get us in for like 2 months. So I just have to take what we can get and let DH do it while I'm at work. Our pediatrician doesn't even know I'm pregnant... Next time I see her, we'll probably have a newborn, hahaha.

Katie - Glad your mom took the news (or potential news) well. It would be SO hard to leave family, especially when you've got LO's. But it's hard to pass up a dream-job too. Good luck!

Virginia - Glad the nausea is at least a bit better. I hate the food aversions. I had them really badly in the first tri this time around, probably the worst of my three. With Calvin, the only food aversion I had was crab legs, and I only eat that once in a blue moon, so it was NOT a big deal at all, haha. I barely had any nausea with him, though.

AFM - 30 WEEKS!!! Ahhhh!! Insert panic. Holy crap. Where did 30 weeks come from? I'm feeling large and uncomfortable, but I love feeling baby move... And this little boy is a mover! The good news is we MIGHT have found a name that we agree on. Not 100% yet, DH said he wants to stew over it a little longer, but I could see myself keeping this name. I'm not super enthusiastic about the middle name (which is also DH's middle name), but the other kids have a family name for their middle names, so we want to do the same for this one. It's not a bad name by any means, just not one I've ever been all that crazy about. But I think it will be fine.

ETA: Ugh... Contracting a lot tonight. This is SO unlike me. I'm not sure what's going on, but it feels super crampy in my lower back and into my hips, and I'm actually contracting frequently enough that I should probably go in and be monitored, but I'm going to see if I can calm it down on my own first. I know I've probably not had enough water today, so I've got a glass of water. We're heading to bed soon, so I'm hoping just laying down will be enough to settle it. I checked my BP was it was good, 111/60-something, and I am pretty sure I forgot my BP med this morning, so that's a great number. I have just felt a bit "off" today, though... Just unusually worn down, despite sleeping pretty well. I didn't have much patience for the kids this morning, and it's sad, but during Calvin's party, I sorta just wanted everyone to leave so I could rest. I don't know... I was just really nauseated last night, then felt really odd today, and now all this contracting and cramping. It all has me a bit nervous.

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Lauren: poor little guy. I hate shots Sad

Katie: wow that would be great!

Mary: Such cute pics of your boys! Yay for *probably* deciding on a name. Sorry about the contractions Sad

Virginia: sorry to hear you can't eat or stay awake. First trimesters are the WORST. Seriously, I'd rather be huge and uncomfortably 40 weeks pregnant any day over mid-first trimester. Hang in there!! *hugs*

We left our kids with a non grandparent sitter for the first time ever last night (I know, strange we've made it this long). My 15 YO cousin volunteered (who I used to baby sit, kind of funny) and Brekke adored her. Dane has been going through an anti everyone-but-Mom phase so I put him to bed before we left (about 7...early for him but he didn't really nap so I figured it would work). He fell asleep but woke up at 9. Surprisingly, he decided she was okay and sat by her on the couch and watched MMC instead of screaming for "MOOOOOM!" until we got home. I had no idea what to pay her, but ended up giving her $20 for 3 hours...does that sound fair? She really only had to watch one kid at a time because she put my DD to bed about the time DS woke up. I heard a huge variety of answers as far as how much to pay so I just kind of winged it. Anyway, I was kind of stressed out the whole time because I figured Dane would scream bloody murder if he woke up, but we all survived Wink

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Ashley - Glad the babysitter ordeal worked out okay. I think the amount you paid is fine. It equates to roughly minimum wage, which I think is fine for a teenage babysitter. We've never left our with anyone other than grandparents, and we have literally only done that one time, to see the last Harry Potter movie, lol. And we went straight to the movie and rushed right home because it was just after Sean's febrile seizure and we were worried sick about him. I suppose we're probably long overdue for a date night or something, hahah..

AFM - Contractions finally calmed down last night with some water and rest. I was getting nervous there for a bit. It was pretty frequent for about 1.5-2 hours, and it wasn't pain-free... I was really crampy in my lower back, down through my hips and it radiated into my upper thighs. Scary... I hope it doesn't come back. I'm sure I didn't have nearly enough water yesterday, so we'll blame it on that.

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I hope the contractions don't come back, Mary. I had a few sporadic ones starting around then with Oliver, but nothing regular. I'd give the doc a call and at least let them know. GL.

AFM: doing a little better, eating a little more. still really tired all the time, though. I feel almost normal as long as I'm lying down, but get tired so quickly when standing that I've been skipping some of the kids' activities. I just can't do it right now.

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Glad they seem to have gone away Mary. I have a strong tendency to get BH's from about 25 weeks on and even after going through it twice before they totally freak me out. AND they aren't painful like the ones you described so I probably would've been stressing out!

My new stroller is coming tomorrow! It's borderline sad how excited I am about it. :woohoo:

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Ashley - Enjoy the new stroller! Which one did you get? I've had BH's with both of mine, even starting pretty early on, like 16 weeks. But never anything like I had the other night. It was freaky! It came back for a little while the next evening, but not as bad, and it didn't last as long. Haven't had it since then.

Virginia - Glad you're doing a little better. I hope this first trimester goes quickly for you. Any idea when you might get another u/s?

AFM - I swear this bean is going to be eager to come out, just hopefully not for at least 7-8 more weeks. I felt him drop some today. I was standing there getting ready to take my shower, and I got aching pain in the lower part of my abdomen. I looked in the mirror, and I swear the appearance of my lower belly had changed. There had been a definite line between the bottom of my belly and my pelvis, and after the pain, it was a very smooth line. It's weird how much more obvious these things are on #3 when everything is already stretched out of whack.

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Mary - glad the contractions stopped. I got them quite frequently and the only way I found to stop them was to lie on my left side, drink lots of water, pee frequently and RELAX! If I let my mind wander and started to freak out they would only get worse, so I'd make DH or Xander distract me somehow so I couldn't focus on the contractions. I know you're a worrier like I am, so just wanted to pass that along...

Ash - yay new stroller!!

Virginia - sorry you're still so tired. I don't miss those days... Glad you're eating more, though!

AFM - Benjamin doesn't seem to be feeling quite right. I'm not sure if it's a really really really mild cold or a mild reaction to one of his shots... He sounds a little phlegmy sometimes, usually after eating, which I know happens sometimes from the milk - but this seems to happen for longer stretches. So I'm not sure. He doesn't have a runny nose or anything. He'll cough from time to time, but still not enough that he seems "sick." He's just been extra grouchy and clingy. Everyone has been kind of off, so I'm assuming it's just that. Hopefully he's back to normal in a day or two.

We have to go 2 hrs away tomorrow, ugggggh! We're going to see a pediatric dentist for Xander since he would NOT cooperate for our regular dentist and basically freaked the H out. So they said we have to go here. What a pita! I'm assuming they're going to gas him or something to get him to chill, which I'mnot happy about. But he appears to ahve some decay or discoloration on his molars, so we really need someone to look at it and for him to get x-rays, etc. I brush his teeth really good twice a day and always have, plus he rarely gets sweets others than fruit and stuff. He'll get teddy grahams a few times a week and maybe ice cream once a week. On rare occasion he gets a sucker or something if someone gives him one. So I don't know why, but it happens. While out we're going to go to a few stores before his appt. Hopefully the drive goes well, we've never been in the car with Benjamin for more than 15 minutes. He does good, though, so hopefully he'll just fall asleep and that'll be that. Wish us luck!

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Mary: if I remember right you (like me) have been induced twice right?? Hoping both of us end up with spontaneous labor this time! I totally agree on being "pre stretched out"; I swear this baby has way more room to move around than my other two did. I ended up getting the Graco Roomfor2; its a stand and ride type.

Lauren: GL with the pediatric dentist! I'm taking Brekke in to my dentist appointment next week for her first check up (I know its overdue, naughty mommy!). She will either do great or totally freak - there isn't much middle ground with her. Crossing my fingers!

We had two days of decent weather now its back to yuck and snow. Took the kids swimming today then we played kick the ball in the backyard for an hour so I'm hoping for tired kids at bedtime. With the upcoming time change, I'm trying to gradually work them down. PS did you notice my baby just move to the last set of three boxes?! :eek:

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I hope that baby stays put for another couple months, Mary!

I have my first MW appointment tomorrow and I'm going to beg for another u/s. I just want to know that this baby is doing okay.

ETA: I think I may have just for baby's HB with my doppler. I figured it might be worth a try and after a lot of searching I found... something. It definitely wasn't my HB. It sounded more staticky than when I first found Oliver's (at almost 9w) but... the fast galloping type sound was there. Smile

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I found this baby's HB at about 7 1/2 weeks with my doppler too! If you find it, it's definitely unmistakable (especially for those of us who know what to listen for). Smile

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Ashley - Sounds like yesterday was filled with lots fo fun. Can't believe you are already so far along.

Virginia - Hope the MW does an U/S I'd be excited to see what is going on.

*AFM*

Been keeping busy.

Natalie had her 4 year old check up on Tuesday, saw the nurse practioner instead of the doctor so I didn't get much out of her. She did say Natalie spoke well for a 4 year old but we already knew that. She got vaccines done, wasn't happy about giving the chicken pox one but did it because our schools require it, at least I delayed it until she was 4 instead of doing it at 2. She did well with the vaccines didn't cry on the first but looked upset, the second was in the muscle and that got her crying she didn't stay upset for too long though. I do think the vaccine made her feel a little off for a few days because she was crying at the drop of a hat.

I'm really over the puppy phase with Apollo right now, just sick of him tearing stuff apart when we are not home. I don't really want to crate him cause then he won't really learn to stop doing it. I know that it is a phase so it should end it did with Sadie. If it keeps up after the summer I will Crate train him for when we are not home.

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Virginia - YAY for maybe finding the heartbeat! I found this bean's pretty early, although I can't remember now exactly when it was. I think it was around 8 weeks, if not a bit earlier. I remember distinctly finding Calvin's at 9 weeks on the dot, because it was the day I started bleeding with him, and I remember finding this one at least a week sooner. Good luck at your first appointment! I hope they give you an u/s!

Ashley - Yep, two inductions for me too. REALLY hoping I'll go into labor on my own this time. I think this bean definitely feels more eager (or my body is more eager, maybe), so I feel like my odds are a little better this time. I guess it just depends on how things progress now that I'm about to start with the twice-weekly NST's. That's how they determined my fluid was low last time, and Calvin was usually not really as reactive as they like... Hopefully everything will go smoothly this time, and I won't end up needing induced.

Amanda - Sorry the dog is being annoying. We've always crated Peanut when we leave. We hate to do it, but he just can't be trusted alone. Blah. My parents and I had a dog growing up who was the same way. We were finally able to leave her out of the crate when she was like 10 years old, LOL.

Lauren - How did the pediatric dentist appointment go? That is the one thing I will miss when we move. We have everything SO close right now... Pediatric dentists included. A large, renowned children's hospital nearby, within 3-5 minutes of our house, we have a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a Target. I'm SO going to hate having to drive a long way to get places again... But it's worth it for the peace and quiet and less crazy people nearby.

AFM - Today was my DH's 30th birthday. We took the kids to COSI (a science museum type place with tons of hands-on exhibits). The kiddos loved it. They had a big special area set up with lots of different types of mazes and brain-teasers and the kids LOVED. They have a few different areas where the kids can play in water, which I knew they'd really, really like.. But I was worried about Calvin getting his cast wet. He did great, though... We made sure he only used his non-cast hand, and he was really actually pretty good about not trying to stick it in the water. We all had a good time. Smile

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Virginia - YAY for maybe finding the heartbeat! I found this bean's pretty early, although I can't remember now exactly when it was. I think it was around 8 weeks, if not a bit earlier. I remember distinctly finding Calvin's at 9 weeks on the dot, because it was the day I started bleeding with him, and I remember finding this one at least a week sooner. Good luck at your first appointment! I hope they give you an u/s!

Ashley - Yep, two inductions for me too. REALLY hoping I'll go into labor on my own this time. I think this bean definitely feels more eager (or my body is more eager, maybe), so I feel like my odds are a little better this time. I guess it just depends on how things progress now that I'm about to start with the twice-weekly NST's. That's how they determined my fluid was low last time, and Calvin was usually not really as reactive as they like... Hopefully everything will go smoothly this time, and I won't end up needing induced.

Amanda - Sorry the dog is being annoying. We've always crated Peanut when we leave. We hate to do it, but he just can't be trusted alone. Blah. My parents and I had a dog growing up who was the same way. We were finally able to leave her out of the crate when she was like 10 years old, LOL.

Lauren - How did the pediatric dentist appointment go? That is the one thing I will miss when we move. We have everything SO close right now... Pediatric dentists included. A large, renowned children's hospital nearby, within 3-5 minutes of our house, we have a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a Target. I'm SO going to hate having to drive a long way to get places again... But it's worth it for the peace and quiet and less crazy people nearby.

AFM - Today was my DH's 30th birthday. We took the kids to COSI (a science museum type place with tons of hands-on exhibits). The kiddos loved it. They had a big special area set up with lots of different types of mazes and brain-teasers and the kids LOVED. They have a few different areas where the kids can play in water, which I knew they'd really, really like.. But I was worried about Calvin getting his cast wet. He did great, though... We made sure he only used his non-cast hand, and he was really actually pretty good about not trying to stick it in the water. We all had a good time. Smile

ETA: I forgot to mention this... A girl on my Feb'11 board is pregnant again. She just went to her 20-wk scan, and it was her first u/s. She found out she's having twins! I just think that's crazy, because I'm so used to having at least one 1st tri u/s. It was so crazy to see those two little babies in the pictures and think she had no clue before that. Usually when I see twin stories, the first picture looks like two little blobs. But it was two little babies! Haha. Exciting stuff!

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Mary - If the pregnancy is healthy and hormones aren't crazy high here in Ontario they won't send you for an ultrasound until 20 weeks, though twins are normally detected earlier because of the heart beats.

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well, no appointment today because we're in the middle of a snowstorm. But, I definitely found the HB. 166bpm. Biggrin

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Virginia - YAY for a heartbeat! That's gotta be a bit of a relief. Smile

AFM - Just saw on my BB that one of the girls is in preterm labor at 28 weeks. They've got her somewhat controlled on magnesium, but they're taking her off of it tomorrow and if she starts contracting again, they're delivering the baby tomorrow. Yikes! She's had the steroid shots and by 28 weeks they have pretty good odds, but it's still so early. Hope she can keep baking for a while.

In other news, the guy I work with who is dealing with bladder cancer got the verdict on their plan this week. He's going to have chemo for I think 12 weeks. After that, they'll give him a couple weeks rest period and then remove his entire bladder and prostate. They'll create a hole in his abdomen that he'll pee out of into a bag for the rest of his life. He had the option to have a bladder reconstructed using a piece of his intestine, but didn't feel the risk was worth the benefit with that, so he opted out of that. He'll most likely be out of work 6 months, if not indefinitely (he is 63, there's a chance he might just retire). He'd like to keep working, but who knows. He's going to most likely be on leave right at the same time as me... Which means my store will literally not have a pharmacist. They'll have to bring in floaters every day of the week. That sucks. It just causes a lot of chaos for everyone else. I just hope he gets it under control and does come back to work. He's a really good pharmacy manager, and a very nice guy.

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Double post... What's up with that lately???

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Was talking to my BFF yesterday and today.

Long story short here, a several years back my BFF got burned severely and her relationship with her fiancee fell apart. About 2 years ago she met another man they got engaged and married this passed August. She started her TTC journey in January, and is not pregnant yet, I hope things happen quick for her and the pregnancy isn't too hard on her body (she has other medical issues not related to the burns).

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Amanda - Good luck to your friend. Glad she has found someone new!

AFM - 31 weeks today, omg. I'm starting to get that panicked not-ready feeling. I hope it turns into nesting or something, hahaha. I've gained more weight this time than I did the other times, so I'm not loving that. Feeling like a whale at the moment. Oooh well, I suppose it's worth it. At least I know the little baby has plenty of fat stores for the milk, lol.

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Amanda: glad to hear your friend got a fresh start! Hopefully her TTC journey will be fast! My dog seemed to be in the puppy phase for the first three years we had him. I don't plan on ever buying another puppy, its way too much work (of course never say never).

Mary: Pretty sad about the guy you work with. Hopefully them chemo wipes that nastiness out. I can't imagine being a guy and having to pee into a bag forever - I mean, us women are used to inconveniences and could probably be used to it quickly but guys are just so used to "whipping it out" wherever. I saw the post on your BB, hope thy are able to stall her labor and keep baby baking! We have a baby on our board who has been trying to come for a month now but they've managed to keep her in (she's 26 weeks today). I can't imagine not learning about twins until 20 weeks!! Shocker!

Virginia: sorry you didn't get to the doc but yay for HB!

I bought a $15 single serve blender and am going smoothie crazy. I have a big blender but it leaks and I never use it. This one is perfect because I can just mix and drink it straight from the mixer cup. Kind of like the magic Bullet on TV but cheap Wink The kids have been begging me for "shakes" all morning...gotta love when you "trick" them into eating healthy. We're just doing fruit right now but I'm working on finding some that have veggies in them too. Anyway, we're having people over tonight so I better go clean a bit.

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Mary - your poor co-worker, I hope everything goes smoothly for him in the coming months. I can't believe you're 31 weeks already! Crazy!

Amanda - I hated the puppy phase, too. Zuul destroyed many things in our house during those years...

Ash - I love shakes, too, but haaaaaaaaate washing the dang blender! If it'd just come apart and clean itself I'd be happy.

AFM - the pediatric dentist appt went about as bad as it possibly could. First of all, he freaked the H out. He had to sit over my lap and have his head on the dentists lap while I held his hands (gently, not like holding him down) and his just screamed while his eyes darted around frantically. I seriously thought he was going to pass out, I've never seen anything like it! I wish she would've just gassed him with that happy gas, but I guess they don't do that just to look. I dunno, in his case I think it's kind of necessary. Not that I WANT to gas my kid, but he just couldn't calm down. )c: Second, his teeth are BAD! Poor guy got my teeth. Genetically I just have bad teeth (from my dad) and he seems to have gotten it from me. I take awesome care of my teeth and always have, and I take awesome care of his teeth and he doesn't eat many sweets... But that just doesn't seem to matter for him. He's going to need 4-6 crowns on his molars (I guess they put crowns on for even small cavities with molars since they have to last them til they're 12) and he has some smaller cavities on other teeth. She also said he has an overbite and will need braces when he's older. And the worst part is they have to do it at a hospital and PUT HIM UNDER because he freaked out so bad and there's no way they'll be able to do it with just happy gas. So great, I get to put my 3 year old under. And he's going to wake up and just freak out with a numb mouth and be in pain. And we have to have it done hours away, so we have to stay at a hotel (with a baby!). This entire situation just sucks. So now instead of brushing his teeth twice a day, I'm brushing them three times a day (four if you count the fact that we have to brush them twice at night w/ two different tooth pastes) and I have to start flossing his teeth. And NO sugar for him. She said since he's prone to cavities he just can't have any. Not that he had a lot, but occasionally we'd bake cookies or something. Yeah, no more of that. She doesn't even want him eating his yogurt tube in the morning anymore... So I bought plain yogurt that I'm going to blend with unsweetened strawberries. We'll see how that goes. heh.

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Lauren - Uggghhh... Sorry he has to be put under and go through all that dental work. Calvin had to be put under for his arm thing, and I was a nervous wreck. Thankfully, it went okay. He slept pretty soundly for a few hours afterwards, but then he woke up with a huge appetite, ready to eat (they had withheld food/drinks for almost 24 hours by the time he got to eat). But it was fine in the end, I'm sure Xander will do okay. It still sucks and is worrisome. I really need to get Sean in to see a dentist just because he never has, but I dread it. He freaks out too. He freaks out for a little haircut, my god, I can't imagine them poking around in his mouth.

Ashley - Glad to hear the girl on your BB has made it to 26 weeks. The odds get better day by day at that point. A girl on my Feb11 board had a friend who was pg with twin girls. They swore she'd never make it to 24 weeks, the docs thought she was going to lose her babies... They ended up hanging on that long and then actually a lot more than that. I love it when it works out okay in the end. Smile Your smoothies sound good! I've been on a fresh pineapple kick. LOVE it. I know people try to use it to induce labor, but I'm not concerned about that. I ate a TON around 40 weeks with Sean when I was trying any and every trick in the book, and nothing worked, haha.

AFM - Just working my weekend away, blaaah. Nothing much new or exciting.

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Mary: sorry about the boring work weekend...blah!

Lauren: yikes, huge bummer that the appointment went to terribly and that his teeth are needing some work done. Yuck. And NO sweets?! Gotta be tough with a little kid even if he doesn't get them a whole ton. Also, I agree on hating cleaning the blender, which is why I got a single serve one; it has a lid with an opening so you actually drink it out of the blender bottle so then I'm only washing the one thing instead of a blender AND a cup I drank out of, so it doesn't seem like a big deal. My previous blender had the "smoothie tap" on the front and was the biggest PITA to clean.

Warm weather here (is 45 warm?) and we're doing yard work. Yippee.

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Crappy day for me yesterday. I got up at 8am to get ready for work, and instantly felt like death. Massive nausea and diarrhea (tmi, haha).. WTF? Anyway, so I took some zofran because I thought I'd never make it through my work day. Got to work, and hoped it would improve over time. It got worse. I felt like death. Sat on a stool as much as I could. I tried to call my partner to cover for me (yeah, the one with bladder cancer who lives 50 minutes away.. I was desperate). He didn't return my call, which I didn't expect him to. So I tried to call our boss. He never answered, and he's sorta intimidating, so I didn't leave a voicemail. He must have seen the missed call, so he called back to the store and asked if someone tried to call him. I told him yes, that it was me, and I was at work dying and didn't know what to do. He gave me the name/number of another pharmacist to try (NO ONE else is close... this guy still was probably 45-60 minutes away). I tried him, but told him I fully understood if he couldn't and that the boss just wanted me to try everything before closing down a pharmacy. That's the crappy part of no longer working in the city... There were always a plethora of people really close who would jump at the chance for some overtime pay. I hadn't ever really been sick quite like this at work, though. I was getting dizzy to the point that my eyes were blurring. It was bad. So finally after talking to the boss and he told me to do what I needed to do, I decided to close the pharmacy at 5 instead of 6. I hated to do it, but I just physically could not take anymore. I called DH and asked him to make the hour drive with the boys to pick me up because I didn't feel safe to drive. So they came and picked me up and we went straight to the hospital. I laid on the fetal and contraction monitors for a few hours, and got some IV fluid and phenergan. That was my main reason for going. I had managed to hold in only maaaybe 8 ounces of fluid all day. It was like the most painful IV of my life, but I was thankful for it. I ended up there until sometime between 10:30-11pm. It was nice to just lay in the bed and doze in and out. The nurse told me one time she checked on me and I was out cold, haha. I was soooo worn down by that point. Ugh. Anyway, I have to work again tonight. I'm not feeling that profound nausea anymore. Was able to eat a banana and drink some apple juice, and I'm going to try some toast. Hopefully I can survive the work day this time, then thank goodness for the day off tomorrow. I have my appointment tomorrow and we're supposed to start scheduling my NST's. Turns out I got one early, haha. Speaking of which, the nurse kept commenting on how great the baby looked on the NST, which is great. Calvin was always a bit lethargic. But holy crap, this baby was SOOOO active yesterday... Like more active than he has ever been. I swear it just made my stomach feel worse because he was constantly kicking and rolling. But I'm glad he's doing okay. Oh, and they checked my cervix... Totally closed, woohoo!

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what crummy day, Mary! I'm glad baby looked good, though. I get days like that occasionally after the m/s "ends". it's never fun.

Lauren - sorry about the teeth. Raymond just had a bunch of work done. He needed I think 6 fillings? maybe more. It was crazy. I think for us it was raisins (plus bad teeth, which run in my family but I missed). I hope everything goes okay and he adjusts to his new diet. That will be tough.

hi, everyone else. I'm hanging in there. I've been feeling better for at least part of each day, but this afternoon hasn't been easy. I got slammed with nausea and fatigue right after lunch, put Oliver in bed, put on a movie for the other two, and took a nap. Ugh. And when it's sunny and warm, too. I have to take Raymond in to the kindergarten tomorrow for testing. I hope I'm doing okay for it.

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Mary - that sounds awful, I'm sorry you felt so crummy.

Ash - horray for yard work!

Virginia - I hope you feel okay tomorrow to take Raymond in.

AFM - still feeling uneasy about all this dental work. You know when you just have a weird feeling in your gut about something? Yeah, it's that. Not necessarily because we have to knock him out - I get that, he seriously freaked out and I can understand how it's in his best interest to do it that way. I guess I just don't see why he needs CROWNS! Why not fillings?! For as bad as my teeth were as a kid (and are now) I only ever had fillings and all of my molars held up fine. She seems to think that omg if he doesn't have crowns his teeth will absolutely crumble before he's 12........ And she looked in his mouth for just a few minutes since he was screaming, so I guess I don't see how she would know for sure that that's what is necessary. I don't think she's trying to swindle us or anything, I guess I just don't want my kid having a mouth full of metal teeth (though I would never allow a front crown, thank God he doesn't need one). It's just that he's SO shy and I already worry about what he'll be like in school with other kids. He's so sensitive and I'm always afraid he's going to get picked on as it is... So now we're going to give him a bunch of metal teeth that a bunch of awful kids will make fun of him for? I'm not saying that that's what is going to happen, it just depends on what types of kids he's in school with I guess. *sigh* Being a parent seriously sucks sometimes! Worry worry worry...

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Mary - that sounds AWFUL! I hope you're doing OK today Sad Glad the baby was super active though!

Virginia - glad you're feeling a little better!

Lauren - oh that sounds tough Sad A girl at daycare just got a crown, her mom said the dentist said the same thing, sine the molars are there until 12 it's important to do crowns or something. But I agree sounds a little crazy I mean I think I had a filling or two and my teeth survived but I know times change. I can't imagine the diet change either, if I didn't give Evan candy after dinner he might never eat again (he gets a hershey bar for eating his veggies, it is the ONLY thing that has worked to get him to even try things....). On the bright side flossing seems to be something he likes. I'm with you on the dentist being traumatic though, he acts like a hair cut is chinese water torture. Ugh

Speaking of teeth Roars is almost done cutting molars. YAY! He has now learned to climb on the couch but hasn't exactly figured out not to dive off. That's fun. I was in Cali for work last week and took the red eye home and omg that's a terrible idea. I feel like death today. I get to take the red eye again when I interview in WA in 2 weeks. UGH. I'm so stinking tired today!

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Mary - What a terrible day! Sad So sorry about that! Sounds like hell. But I'm glad you made it through and feel better today! And yay for an active baby!

Lauren - Oh man, so sorry to hear about the teeth! That is just insane. Did they say anything about starchy foods (crackers, etc.)? I just read an article in Parenting about the rising rates of pediatric cavities and the like, and one of the links is starchy snacks. I know his are hereditary, but just thought I'd throw it out there! Owen is terrible at the dentist, too, so I feel you. Sad

Virginia - Glad you are feeling some relief every now and then!

Ash - 45 is warm! Haha. It was 60 here over the weekend and GORGEOUS. We took Sam for his first wagon ride! Wink

Katie - Glad Rory is just about done with his molars! Those things are a beeyotch! I feel ya on being tired. I have felt puky all day. I've had a banana, a miniature bowl of rice krispies, and about 1/4 cup of ricotta with some honey mixed in all day, and every time I eat my stomach hurts and I want to throw up for a few hours. It sucks!

AFM - Just been busybusy! I kept meaning to stop by here, but I always forgot! Haha. We put our house on the market on Friday, so we've been really just spending a lot of time trying to "spruce" the place up -- dang near impossible with two kids! Haha. DH power-washed the siding and windows and sidewalks yesterday since it was so warm, and we had the carpets steam-cleaned last week. Of course, Sam has already puked up sweet potatoes and avocado twice since then. Wink We had our first showing today, and they were here for 45 freakin' minutes! I hope it's a good thing, but I'm not holding my breath! How awesome would it be to get an offer from the first showing?! Probably impossible (in this market, at least), but I guess you can hope. Wink We have another showing tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully this will be quick and painless to sell. I don't know how much longer I can keep my house in tip-top shape!

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Jen - we have a friend's husband coming over this week to spruce our house up -- do some painting, fix some minor things we can easily ignore etc b/c IF I got the job offer and we wanted to sell it would need to be done. I am NOT looking forward to trying to sell though and I think we'd likely lose ~20,000K on the house, blah! Plus Seattle is a seller's market NOT buyers so it would be a double kick in the pants! I suppose if the company wanted to cover the loss it would be fine though....we'll see but the idea of moving makes my stomach hurt! GOOD LUCK!

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Lauren - Get a second opinion!! Find another dentist and ask if it's at all feasible to do just fillings and not crowns. If you think it's a genetic thing that he got from you, and your teeth were okay with just fillings, then there's a chance that his would be okay too. Nothing wrong with shopping around for opinions a bit before you commit to anything.

Jen - I am so jealous! I want to sell my house, but it's just impossible to get motivated to get it cleaned up enough to actually show it with 2 LO's and one on the way. It's a daunting task. DH and I have pretty much decided there's no way we can live in the house AND sell it at the same time. It's like as soon as we get it cleaned up, the kids have torn it up again. So we've determined we're either going to have to Angel live with my parents for a bit, or (b) rent an apartment on the side, close to where I work. Neither is ideal. My parents' house is pretty small AND we're going to have a newborn, but it would be like free rent. Renting an apartment obviously costs extra money, so that sucks. Not to mention, we'll try to keep it small.. And with three LO's, that is going to suck. So yeah. Not sure what to do.

Katie - Hearing about all your cross-country traveling is making me exhausted. Well, I'm already exhausted, but I just can't even fathom all that right now. Good luck with the interview coming up!

AFM - Found out this morning that my best friend from elementary/HS's mom died last night. I haven't seen this friend IRL in years, but we keep in contact all the time on fb. I always really liked her mom. She had a battle with colon cancer a few years back, but she had been cleared of it at least for a while. Not sure what ultimately caused her death. Sad..

I had my OB appointment this morning. Relatively uneventful. I go back next week on Thursday for another growth u/s. I don't mind all the extra peeks at the LO. Wink I also start twice-weekly NST's next week. Biggest PITA ever. Ugh. I am glad they're keeping a close eye on the health of my bean, but it's just so hard with my wonky schedule. I'd prefer to do them at the OB's office, but they're only open 8:30a-4:30p, which does not work for me most days. So I have to do them in L&D at the hospital. It's not quite as cozy and home-like as the setup in the office. I definitely can't bring DH and the boys to L&D with me (well, I could bring DH, but we don't have anyone close to watch the boys), but I could bring them to the office with me if I feel like I need extra moral support (haha.. some days I just don't want to go and be all alone, ya know). So anyway, NST's kinda suck for me, but whatever...

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Katie - The thought of a cross-country move makes me anxious FOR you! Haha! And yeah, we are actually listed (like $100, but still) under what we paid for it back in 2007. It totally sucks that we bought right before the crash, and now we're suffering because of it.

Mary - Yeah, I'm constantly following them around cleaning things up! The nice thing is they have to make an appointment with us to show the house, so I have warning and can get the house totally ready for a particular time. Unless they're like the realtor today who showed up 30 minutes early and we were still all home! Blah. I hate that! Glad your appointment went well! I had a long NST with Sam once and it was terrible, haha. I was sooo bored and the angle of the bed thingie was all wrong and KILLED my back!

AFM - Soooo sick. I felt "off" Sunday evening, but didn't think much of it. Then all day yesterday I had bouts of wanting to puke my brains out. I didn't eat much, but I was still hungry. But if I tried to eat, my stomach would hurt and I'd feel all pukey again. Ugh. Then today I felt even WORSE! I had severe nausea all morning. Yesterday I could function, today I felt like I was dying. And I normally suck it up when I'm sick. Wink So I felt bad, but I had to call DH to come home. I seriously felt terrible! So he came home late morning, and I ended up falling asleep on the couch while he fed the boys lunch and got them down for their naps. I felt a bit better this afternoon, but I haven't eaten all day. Even water makes me want to throw up. Then I had (sorry, TMI) diarrhea all afternoon. I think that has stopped, but I still feel like total crap. Ugh. I hope I'm feeling better tomorrow!

ETA: I'm going to say this now, because I KNOW what you ladies are thinking -- NO, I'M NOT PREGNANT! Wink

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Jen - Sounds very similar to what I've had going on. It SUCKS. Hope you feel better soon.

I'm getting nervous, though, because I feel like it's not really improving for me. I mean, I guess it's getting better in that I'm not actively sick. But I just feel soooo nauseated, all food makes me want to puke. I'm incredibly irritated with everyone. The kids are loud... Like UNGODLY loud. Then DH is trying to watch a movie and is blasting it to try to hear over the loud kids. OMG, I seriously can't take it. I want to hide in a hole somewhere and hibernate for two months. I seriously am scared that I'm going to spend the last two months of this pregnancy feeling sick like this. Ugh. And I'm dizzy and miserable. I give up. Sad

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Okay, I'm back to feeling optimistic that it was just a bug of some sort. Calvin had like a massive diarrhea episode this morning, and I hadn't really connected it, but Sean had a poop accident yesterday, which he NEVER does. I wasn't the one to clean it up, DH did it, but he said it was loose. So I'm guessing there's just some sort of a bug ripping through here and maybe I'm slower to kick it with being pregnant. I hope. I can't imagine feeling so crappy for the next two months.

In other news, my boob leakage has reached an all time high during pregnancy. I always have some leakage in the second half, but this is out of control. I woke up in the middle of the night, asleep on my back. It's my preferred way to sleep, but I roll on my side when I wake up that way because the doctors tell me to, blah blah blah. So I rolled over, and the colostrum had apparently all pooled in one spot on my chest, and I felt it run down, ewwww. So uncomfortable. And just laying here now, I'm in a reclined position, so you'd think that would sorta hinder leakage a bit (they say this position is not really great for breastfeeding, or to use it if you're trying to slow your milk flow if you have a vigorous letdown)... No, I'm leaking like MAD. WTF. Time to get out the breast pads, I guess.

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Ashley - Hope your blender works better than the Magic Bullet my grandma gave me, OMG that thing is awful and noisy. I bought a normal sized blender after christmas and love it.

Lauren - Sorry to hear Xander didn't do well at the dentist. Natalie has never been, I know bad me, but her school brought in a hygenist and they didn't see anything so I'm happy with that. DH, Dana and I all have good strong teeth so I'm sure Nat will be fine as long as she keeps them clean. We have flossed since she was 2.5 using Crayola Kid Flossers (made by Gum).

Katie - Yay for being through teething with molars! Hope Rory doesn't discover couch diving that's not fun.

Jen - Glad you got the house on the market, hope you sell it soon and find a nice new place.

Sorry abou the sickness, hope you are feeling better soon.

Mary - It's great that the docter is keeping a good eye on the baby and you get a peek at him regularly.

*AFM*

My stomach has been off for a while and I just recently discovered that I am now lactose intolerent, fun! Avoiding lactose hasen't fixed everything but has made things far better, now I just have to figure out what other sensitivites I have, UGH!

Mad at Natalie's school, they decided mid last week they would inform us that the school will be closed during March break. Getting care for a 4 year old for one week is DIFFICULT here all the city programs are 5+ or inconvenient to get to. March break is this week and the kids are home all week, DH is working from home so he can supervise the days I am not there. Dana is doing most of the babysitting for us though.

Dana has a hockey tournament this weekend, so I am working tomorrow (Thursday) instead of Friday so I can watch her play.

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Jen - We bought in 2008 and would probably list where we bought at but likely would need to entertain offers less especially if we want to sell quickly. And then Seattle has low inventory and is expensive. Bah. I'm trying really hard NOT to get myself all worked up this interview is not a lock by any stretch. I hope you sell fast and are feeling better!

Mary - UGH I hope you feel better too! Rory is still nursing and when I've gone away I didn't bring my pump but I was amazed how uncomfortable I got I had to hand express a good bit go figure. I guess he gets more than I expected. At some point I'll wean him

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Sorry everyone is feeling so gross. I really hope the bug doesn't make it over here. There's no way I could handle sick kids right now. Or sick DH.

Katie - I haven't gotten around to weaning Oliver yet, either. I'm at the point (8-9 weeks pregnant) when the others weaned, but he hasn't shown any loss of interest.

AFM: Today has actually been my best day in about 3 weeks. I'm enjoying it, but I'm sure the m/s will be back to normal soon.

And I hate shopping for clothes. I have two evening, formal weddings to attend at 19-20 weeks (a week apart. ugh. I really dislike weddings.) and I have no idea what to do about a dress. I have nothing formal which will fit at that point, there's no way I'll fit maternity clothes (they're all huge on me even when I'm 9 months along) and I don't want to spend a ton on something I'll only be wearing twice. I'd probably make some excuse and skip the weddings, but they're not really skippable.

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Virginia - Old Navy has some pretty cute smaller maternity clothes, might want to take a peek there. You could also get away with a cute little sun dress if it's not too formal of a wedding, I could wear sun dresses all summer.

Something with an empire might work too. since the tightest part is just below the breasts.

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Virginia - I had a wedding that I had to go to at 16-ish weeks, and I found a wrap-style maternity dress that worked. It was great because it was a true wrap, not just designed to look like a wrap, so it was fully adjustable to fit. I had to try on quite a few things before I found it, but it looked good, so it was worth the search.

AFM - I posted it on fb, but I'll update it here. Calvin ended up with some of my stomach funk. It's sad, because I was actually a bit relieved yesterday when he decided to puke ALL over me (and himself). I was dressed and getting ready to leave for work, of course, so I had to scramble for new clothes and wipe myself down with baby wipes. Fun times. But I was starting to worry that it was a pregnancy-related thing, and that I was either going to go into labor early or I was going to spend the next two months in misery, so I was relieved to know it was apparently just a virus or something.

In other news, my work partner has his first chemo appointment Monday. Actually, I'm not sure if he's really getting a chemo treatment that day or if they're just finalizing the plan, but either way, he wanted the whole day off. So I'm working 14 hours on Monday, plus 2 hours of driving.. 32+2. My feet are going to be swollen huge by the end of that long day on my feet. The money will be nice, though. I'm trying to suck up as much of his time off as I can before my maternity leave so that my leave won't deplete as much of our savings to get out of this house. Our market is crappy right now, so sadly, we'll be happy to just break even on our loan and not have to pay to get out. Blah.

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Mary - Sorry to hear Calvin is sick, glad the yuckiness wasn't the pregnancy.

Hope your long day isn't too stressful.

*AFM*

Mostly quiet day today, in the office working on our catalogue. Had a power out a short while ago, since our database is on a computer I got a little break from the grind.

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I had some pink spotting this afternoon. I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon and I'll ask about it then. I just checked and got a beautiful HB close to 180bpm, but I'm still so scared. I was just starting to relax, get excited, and think about telling the kids.

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Virginia - I had some pink spotting around that time in my pregnancy with Natalie, turned out to be nothing, hoping it's the same for you.

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My appointment went fine. And I got an u/s.

There's baby, measuring 9w0d with a HB of 180. That's the good news.
There are now two areas of bruising/bleeding. One tiny, one a lot bigger. The MW didn't see too worried, especially since the spotting has stopped. I'm going to try to take it easy and I just have to keep hoping it doesn't cause any problems for baby.

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Virginia: Awe cute baby!! Biggrin I love "gummy bear" baby u/s pics. Glad to hear things look good with him/her, crossing my fingers the bruised areas don't cause any issues. Spotting is scary no matter what, but I'm sure especially with your history you can't help but be freaked out *hugs* I had to attend a VERY formal even when I was about 4-5 months pregnant with one of my other kids and bought a dress at Target for like $30 that worked great and I've worn not pregnant since.

Mary: sorry the sickness is working it's way around your house. Ugh. And yikes to the leakage :eek:

Katie: that's crazy that you were that uncomfortable when you were out of town - I would've figured he didn't drink that much too.

Amanda: hope Dana has a good tournament! Sorry about the school situation, what a pain.

Jen: :goodluck: I can't imagine trying to keep a house in "ready to show" condition with my wild/messy kids!

Brekke had her first dentist appointment today and surprisingly did GREAT! The dental assistant that did her cleaning was so sweet with her and talked her through the whole thing and was silly with her. She ended up letting them polish AND floss them, wow. I was shocked. I got mine done too and the hygienist was pretty good about keeping my super sensitive preggo gums from being too uncomfortable. We have our season opener game for our MLS team this weekend and I'm soooo excited!! It's been crazy warm here (like high 60's, low 70's) the past few days and it's such a great break from the 20's we were having a month ago. It should be about 50 this time of year so I'm soaking it in while it lasts.

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Virginia - I'm glad the u/s was okay and the spotting seems to have stopped. At least you can see on the u/s where the spotting was likely from, and it wasn't related to baby. When I had bleeding with Calvin, they never were able to find any source of the bleed, and it was really unnerving. I know it's unnerving to bleed at all during pregnancy. I hope that was the last of it for you.

Ashley - Woohoo for success at the dentist! I need to get Sean in for his first appointment, but I dread it. He will freak out, I'm sure. We just got his hair cut, and for the first time ever, he didn't have an official meltdown, but he sat there and moaned the whole time like we were torturing him, LOL.

AFM - 32 weeks today. WOW. Time flies. In crappy news, my car died on the way home from work the other night (Thursday? They all run together, haha). I got off work at 10pm, and remember my drive is an hour to get home. I didn't make it far out of the town where I work, probably 15 minutes, before it started acting funny. Several panel lights came on, including ones that didn't make sense, like the traction control lights. I noticed that I seemed to have more exhaust than all the other cars on the highway, and I realized it was abnormal... I usually can't see my own exhaust while I'm driving, even when it's cold. And also, my temperature gauge was all the way down to cold. I called DH and told him it was acting funny... I don't think he took me entirely seriously (he thinks I overreact about things, so he always under-reacts to balance me, haha). So finally, I told him I was really serious, I didn't feel like I should be driving it, and I wanted him to come get me. I still had several miles to go, but I wanted to get it to the exit we take to visit my parents because there is a parking lot there for people who carpool, so I thought it would be a good place to leave my car. Well, I got off at the exit ramp and there's a traffic light at the end. It was red, so I was going to have to stop... And then it died. It made a grinding noise followed by a LOT of smoke coming out from under the hood... and it died. I was able to use my momentum to at least get it off the edge of the road.

Then comes the REALLY awesome part. DH called me shortly thereafter to tell me he was on his way to see me, but they had the entire highway shut down going east-bound for an accident. I had no idea how long he would be stuck sitting there. I had been talking to my parents in between talking to DH, so I called my parents back and told them they should come (they live 40 minutes away from where I was stuck). I talked to DH some more... He watched two life-flight helicopters land, then take off. I later saw the car from the accident, and it had gone WAY off the interstate, through a wire fence and into some trees. It looked pretty bad. It was a good reminder not to be too upset with my own crappy situation, as it can always be worse. So my parents ended up beating DH to me, and my dad used his truck to pull my car to the parking lot that I was trying to get to. I told DH just to turn around and go home. He ended up barely beating me home... Crazy. So I usually get home around 11pm, it was 12:30am by the time we got home. Ugh.

I had my car towed to the dealership where I bought it yesterday, was hoping someone from the service dept could give me an estimate today on what needs fixed and how much it's going to cost, but no such luck. I won't have an estimate until at least Monday now. I'm half tempted just to get a new car, but we'll wait and see what the damage is first. Ughhhhh.....

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Mary - sorry about the sickness and about the car situation. Now it's time for something good to happen already!

Ash - I'm so glad Brekke did good at the dentist and you didn't have to deal with my nightmare.

Virginia - I hope you're able to find an inexpensive dress for the weddings. Love the u/s pic, glad all is well.

Hi everyone else.

AFM - Why do things always get so much worse before they get better? I've been stressed enough with all this dental stuff and some other little stuff, but then I got hit with something huge. My mom has breast cancer. Sad We are all completely floored, no one (doctors included) thought that was what it was. She'd had a spot monitored for about a year now, but they thought it was scar tissue. But they kept tabs on it anyway, giving her a mammogram every 3 months for the last year. Last week was supposed to be her last one before they were going to let her go back to annual ones and they noticed it had moved a little... They still thought nothing of it, but wanted a biopsy anyway just because they wanted to make sure sure sure before they let her go back to annual mammos. Well, it turned out to actually be cancer! On the bright side, though, it is very small and they're pretty sure it must be stage 1 (though they won't know for sure til they remove it). Still, scary scary scary. So please keep her in your T&P's if you can.

I'm just ready for something really good to happen for once, ya know? It feels like it's been awhile.

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Mary - actually from the bit of reading I've done, the prognosis is better if there's no clear source of bleeding. The concern in my case is that the bigger collection of blood is by my fundus, which is where the placenta usually forms. The bleeding can sometimes cause the placenta to detach partially or fully. (one older study I read found an almost 30% loss rate for pregnancies with a fundal SCH) I'm trying not to think about it. I have the nuchal scan in about 3 weeks and will be meeting with a doctor during the scan and I'm sure he'll give me more info if the SCHs is still there. Either way, there nothing I can really do except take it easy (and nobody even knows if that works) and hope.

ETA: Lauren, my mom had breast cancer two years ago. It was pretty early, but she ended up needing a mastectomy. They got it all and she's been doing fine. Doctors know a lot about breast cancer, it's pretty common, and it sounds like they caught it early. I'll be thinking of you and your mom. I hope everything goes smoothly.

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